These grants have deadlines that are fast approaching.
"Office Depot/SHOPA 2006 Kids In Need Teacher Grants"
The grants are available to fund projects that make creative use of
common teaching aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle,
or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of
illustrating commonalities. Innovation and merit account for 40% of
the evaluation. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: K-12 teachers.
Deadline: September 30, 2006.
"Grants for Successful Interactive Teaching Programs"
The Best Buy te@ch program rewards schools for successful interactive
programs they have launched using available technology. Winning te@ch
programs focus on kids using technology to learn standards-based
curriculum, rather than on teaching students to use technology or
educators using technology that children aren't able to use hands-on.
Maximum Award: $2,500. Eligibility: Accredited K-12 public, private,
parochial, and nonprofit charter schools located within a 50-mile
radius of a Best Buy store. Deadline: September 30, 2006.
"Calling All Kid Inventors!"
CYBERCHASE, a PBS cartoon mystery series, is inviting kid inventors to
send home videos of themselves and their inventions to WNET as part of
MY BIG IDEA: CYBERCHASE Inventions Initiative. Maximum Award: selected
videos shown on the CYBERCHASE website and possibly TV. Eligibility:
kids ages 6-12. Deadline: Sept. 30th, 2006.
"Grants to Support ART AND MUSIC PROGRAMS"
The Airborne Teacher Trust Fund invites elementary and middle school
teachers to submit proposals for art and music programs that their
schools are unable to fund. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility:
elementary and middle school teachers in both public and private
schools. Deadline: October 1, 2006.
"Recognizing Youth Community Service"
The Angel Soft Angels in Action Awards Program recognizes children and
youth who are performing exemplary acts of community service.
Georgia-Pacific, the makers of Angel Soft toilet paper, invites
teachers, parents, guardians, and friends to submit nominations to
honor "ordinary kids who are doing extraordinary things" to help
improve their communities. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Youth
8 to 18 may be nominated. Deadline: October 1, 2006.
CIRCULATED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY THE NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
"Grants for Music Education and Talent Development Programs"
The ASCAP Foundation is now considering proposals from organizations
engaging in music education and talent development programs that
support music education programs for aspiring songwriters and
composers. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Organization must be
501(c)(3). Deadline: October 1, 2006.
"Honoring Educators Who Unleash Entrepreneurial Skills"
The Leavey Awards for Excellence In Private Enterprise Education honor
outstanding educators who excite a commitment in their students to the
free enterprise system and unleash the entrepreneurial skills of their
students at the elementary, junior high school, high school and
college level. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: U.S. citizens or
permanent residents employed full-time as an educator at an accredited
American school (grades K-12), college or university. Deadline:
October 1, 2006.
"Grants to Improve Humanities Education"
National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for Teaching and Learning
Resources and Curriculum Development support projects that improve
specific areas of humanities education and serve as national models of
excellence. Projects must draw upon scholarship in the humanities and
use scholars and teachers as advisers. NEH is especially interested in
projects that offer solutions to problems frequently encountered by
teachers. Maximum Award: $200,000. Eligibility: county, city,
township, or state governments; public and state controlled
institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher
education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized);
independent school districts; 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline:
October 2, 2006.
"National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends"
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support
individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly
knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities.
Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on
specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site
reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Maximum
Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Faculty or staff members of colleges or
universities, or of primary or secondary schools, or independent
scholars or writers. Deadline: October 2, 2006.
"Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology"
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes
remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high
school students who are willing to challenge themselves through
science research. Maximum Award: $100,000. Eligibility: High School
students. Deadline: October 2, 2006.